Google already had offices in Sydney, but now it’s Victoria’s turn, with the official opening of Google’s Melbourne office. This continues a growing list of tech companies that are adding Melbourne to their list of homes, including Alibaba, Amazon, JD.com, LiveTiles, Mimecast, Slack, Zendesk and Square. The move will boost Victoria’s tech...
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    Overnight YouTube have launched their live streaming site to take on the industry leading in video game live streaming, Twitch.tv. YouTube Gaming is leveraging the power of their existing catalogue of gaming captures, presumably thanks to tagging. While there’ll be plenty of people who do use the service to...
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    Overnight Google announced the next version of Android, M, will stand for Marshmallow. There’s no fancy corporate associate on this one, like we had with KitKat, but with the food product now know, our attention turns to what will be included in the next release. Version 6.0 of Android...
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    Google IO developer conference is on tomorrow and this year the annual event has plenty of expectations. From Android on the phone, to Chromecast in the living room, even Auto in the car and Wear on your wrist, Google is everywhere in our lives and at I/O in 2015,...
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    Last week Google made an important change to their search algorithm. If your website doesn’t perform well on mobile devices, it won’t be shown in mobile search results. With users accessing the web increasingly from mobile devices over desktops, this change can make or break a business. Google have...
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    Google have launched a new site today that encourages people to register the .HOW top level domain. They aren’t selling domains directly, but make it super simple to check if a domain is available and buy it if it is. The goal here is to encourage people to create...
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    Travelling to space is hard and expensive and the risks taken by Elon Musk are now paying off. After securing many contracts with NASA and private companies to send things to space, SpaceX has just announced their latest round of funding. A combined $1 Billion has been invested in...
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    While you’re busy finishing work and getting ready for Christmas tomorrow, Telstra have snuck out some interesting news this morning on Facebook. Telstra are working on app for Google Glass. Their post reads What features would you like to see in our new Google Glass app? The post doesn’t...
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    We’ve been talking about the Internet of things for years now and how these connected devices are going to change our world. Well a company out of Silicon Valley are working on some tiny computers that fit in your hand. After speaking at PARC (Palo Alto Research Center, Robert...
  • Australia’s biggest YouTube videos and channels of 2013

    It’s simple, it’s catchy and incredibly annoying, but you love What Does the Fox Say? It says I just trended harder than any other YouTube clip in 2013. Ylvis is comprised of Norwegian brothers Bård and Vegard Ylvisåker, the clip was viewed more than 276 Million times worldwide and...
  • DIY Google Street View with Photo Sphere

    Google Street View is one of the single coolest pieces of technology that exists, period. Being able to virtually navigate around the world is a stunning achievement and should be heavily commended. There is of course limitations to the locations Google cars, bikes and people with backpacks, were able...
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    The best places to source 4K content for that UHD display

    Ultra high definition displays are coming your way and fast. So if you decide to pull the trigger on a screen with four times the resolution of 1080p, where are you going to get content from? As the price of 4K or UHDTVs comes down rapidly, getting content is...
  • LG reply to $300 retail premium for Google Nexus 5

    Google and LG recently released the Nexus 5 direct from the Google Play store earlier this month. This afternoon we received the press release announcing retail availability and price in Australian and the news isn’t great.  The Nexus 5 will be available through Telstra stores from Tuesday 26th of...
  • Nexus 5 gets all official, our first delicious taste of KitKat (Updated)

    Today Google finally officially announced the Nexus 5. LG and Google have buddied up to deliver the first smartphone to run Android 4.4, KitKat. The Nexus 5 is the slimmest and fastest Google Nexus phone to date. The Nexus 5, coincidently has a 5-inch display that is full HD...
  • Google Glass 2 to have mono earbud, bone conduction scrapped

    Google announced yesterday that they’re improving Google Glass with version 2. One of the biggest changes in the new version is the move away from bone conduction for audio, to a more tradition earbud. This will be a mono earbud and hence only be available on one side of...
  • Google Nexus 5 shows up for US$349, things just got interesting

    Google just launched the Galaxy Nexus 5 into the US Play Store and has one killer feature, price. At US$349 this is a serious pricing decision that is set to shakeup the smartphone industry. Typically the latest devices are priced in the $700-$900 range to buy outright. With a...
  • Google Roadtrip, Maps adds multi-stops and recommendations

    Google has launched multi-stop routes in Google Maps. This more accurately reflects how people actually travel. Wether you stop for a coffee or a scenic view, you will stop on long trips. The new feature now allows you to plan out your stops and get a more accurate distance...

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